Community Health Workers (CHWs), also referred to as Promotores/Promotoras de Salud in Spanish-speaking communities, are trusted members of the communities they serve who empower their peers through education and access to health and social resources. CHW programs build on community strengths to help address pressing issues around access to health care, health insurance, proper nutrition, and managing chronic illnesses.
Over the course of our history, we’ve taken lessons learned and best practices to develop programs, resources, and activities that support communities and organizations such as Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), Health Centers, Primary Care Associations, and more across the country.
How did MHP Salud become what it is today? Here is our story.